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The Huskies will host the Cougars in 2014 before traveling to Utah in 2015.
As we've noted with much consternation before, UConn's 2014 non-conference schedule is frightfully empty, and by "frightfully empty" we mean UConn didn't have anyone on it. That changed today as the school inked a home-and-home deal with Bingham Young for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
UConn & BYU schedule home/home series; at UConn Aug 28, 2014; at BYU Oct. 31, 2015— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) March 4, 2013
That first date is a Thursday and is presumably the first date of the 2014 season nation wide. The return date, on Halloween 2015, will be played on a Saturday. BYU is a good scheduling get for UConn, and that'll be an exciting way to kick of 2014.
UConn's press release announcing the deal also include news on two additional games that, as far as I know, hadn't been announced before today: The Huskies will host Stony Brook on September 6, 2014. A year later, on September 5, 2015 UConn will host Villanova. Both are FCS teams.
Since we're still not sure what UConn's conference situation is going to look like in 2014 it's not clear how many more teams the Huskies will have to add. Assuming the Huskies are in a 10-team New Big East the league should have an eight- or nine-game schedule, meaning UConn still needs to add one or two teams. Here's hoping that Buffalo isn't one of them.